591e0288-cdf7-450a-aad6-89a5af973713 (1)

‘Dozens of angry protesters have taken to the streets in the Filipino capital Manila, calling for an end to a security cooperation agreement with the United States.

On Thursday, a large number of angry demonstrators gathered in front of the US Embassy in Manila to denounce the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), which allows increased US military presence in the Philippines.

The protesters chanted anti-US slogans and held up placards reading ‘US Troops Out Now’ and ‘No To Another US Military Occupation.’ Demonstrators said the accord violates their country’s sovereignty.’

Read more: Filipinos call for end of Philippine-US military deal